The Elegant Bachelors

Free Music. Just In Time.
December 20, 2010, 7:14 pm
Filed under: Free Music

Just a little EP we recorded of a few songs we find delightful to varying degrees.

  1. Chelsea Hotel #2 – Leonard Cohen- From New Skin for the Old Ceremony
  2. Don’t Let It Bring You Down – Neil Young- From After the Gold Rush
  3. I’m On Fire – Bruce Springsteen – From Born in the USA
  4. 32 Footsteps – They Might Be Giants – From They Might Be Giants
  5. Alpha In Tauris – the Mountain Goats – From Zopilote Machine


Unequivocal Proof, However Anecdotal
October 29, 2010, 4:05 pm
Filed under: Shows

Rarely seen in the wild. Even more rarely documented.

Yes we are quite proud of our little gimmick wherein the drummer stands while the guitarist sits, thank you very much. Also, if possible, might we request a rollicking hoot of gratitude for one Katherine Coplen for manning (or womanning if you prefer) the camera? Katherine, we thank you sincerely for all those times when you could have abandoned us at gas stations but didn’t: we’d be hard pressed to find someone more tolerant.

We’ve Been Silent. We’ve Been Brooding.
October 4, 2010, 11:51 am
Filed under: Shows

Lord how it’s been quiet on this blog lately. Apologies from all of us to all of you for that. We’ve simply not had that much to say. However, even without things to say, we usually have a hard time keeping quiet for this long. Thank heavens we’ve got legitimate news today. Otherwise this post would probably be about Yann Tiersen (if if were possible to over express our adoration for that man, we most certainly would).

In point of fact, however, we’ve recently been asked to play a show at Rachel’s Cafe in Bloomington on October 23rd and we thought you might want to know. We are, of course, thrilled to be playing another show. We will be opening for Arms and Austin Hoke.

What’s more, for those of you who have been a bit unsettled lately by the fact that while we insist on referring to ourselves as a collective, our shows have been strictly solitary affairs, fret no more! The prodigal son, Michael Squeri, will be joining us on the drums for this performance. His glorious return is surely not to be missed.

Since we hate not delivering on the things we mention, even in passing, here is a Yann Tiersen song:

September 15, 2010, 12:45 pm
Filed under: Poetry

Good god son.

Looking straight at feet never got no one no where in this world

Son, can you imagine?

What it’s like to be passed over for shoe leather?

To have eyes, arms, legs, knees, all ignored?

Ignored for an inanimate object with a pleasant scent but nothing more

Salt water and leather.

Or son.

Can you begin to imagine what it’s like to melt?

What it’s like to fold in a too large chair

Staring straight ahead

At a screen

Flashing colors/lights

Sliding into and out of semblances and meanings

Hands searching and

not finding

And son, your knees jutting out like jetties among the foam

Crossing right over left over left over right

Cool air lifting up hairs like shocks, but god son.

You must look at them.

And son could you ever imagine?

How deep a chair can feel

When you know the folding’s real

And the water isn’t still for any lack of menace

Oh god!

How the screams will peal.

But son, I hope you’ve guessed that from under the refracting and refracted water

That cuts the light up so beautifully

From under that water you’ll never see bottom

And son, my love, this is vital

What they say about screams in space is true.

I know you’re a child, kid, but think, really think on this one,

How’s it got to taste?

Fed nothing

But expecting much

Can you conceive of the empty imperial dry rot

Upon which, believe this if anything, the sun never sets

And child, it tastes like carrion.

When the chair starts its own folding in.

Holy Lord in Heaven, my beloved son, when the sea foam green monoliths roll in with the moon.

They butt against the wood legs of the jetty

The feet, and knees too,

Those that are foundationed in the sand and bound up with the shoe leather

That you,

My ingrate son,

Cannot seem to ignore.

Good Lord I Hope So
September 9, 2010, 12:35 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

Written Up
September 5, 2010, 11:17 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

Thanks to Andrew Crowley at WIUX for all the kind words and the fourth Doctor comparison.

I think it’s us
September 2, 2010, 3:22 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

Check it out, even the IDS took note of this killer show we are playing with Elephant Micah and Pillars & Tongues. They called us “Elegant Bachelor” but that don’t matter one bit.